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Clean Grid Technology, Industrial Technology, Motors & Drives

Electric airplane, Alice, set to begin test flights

25 Mar , 2022  

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Brian McCowan, Zondits Staff, 3/24/2022 Zondits has recently reported on electric snow blowers, mowers, and motorcycles. And now, here comes an electric airplane. CNN Business News reports that Eviation, a start-up firm based in Israel is in the final testing stages of their all-electric commuter aircraft named Alice. Alice’s engine was tested in January at […]

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Emerging Technology, Markets & Trends, Motors & Drives

Electric Motorcycles: the Next Big Thing in EV?

25 Mar , 2022  

Mark D’Antonio, Zondits staff, 3/25/2022. There’s a lot of buzz in the air about electric vehicles (EV), particularly cars, trucks and charging infrastructure. But another revolution is happening in the EV world, too – motorcycles. According to MarketResearchFuture.com, the electric motorcycles market is projected to be worth $58.4 billion by 2027, with a compound annual growth […]

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Emerging Technology, Motors & Drives

Powerboats are going green and getting quiet

3 Mar , 2022  

A powerboat speeds along blue water, leaving a white wake.

By Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 3/3/2022. Many years ago, I visited a boat and outdoor equipment dealer in rural New England and asked if they sold canoes. The answer, delivered with a sarcastic tone, was, “We don’t sell anything unless it pollutes the air or water, preferably both.” Outboard motors have long been accused of […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Energy Storage, Industrial Technology, Motors & Drives

Portable Power or Super Power?

28 Jan , 2022  

Brian McCowan, Zondits Staff, 1/28/2022. Gasoline and, more recently, propane-powered generators have been a mainstay for remote construction, emergency power during outages, and recreational camping. But just as with mowers and snow blowers, a cleaner option is now on the market. Electric rechargeable power banks are marketed in a large variety of sizes from units […]

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Industrial Technology, Motors & Drives

Clearing the Way for Electric Snow Blowers

21 Jan , 2022  

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 1/21/2022. The market for new snow blowers in the United States and Canada is projected to grow to $865 million in annual sales by the year 2026 according to market research firm Arizton. Clean power advocates would like to see a major share of the snow blower market transition from gasoline […]

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Emerging Technology, Industrial Technology, Markets & Business, Motors & Drives

Electric Lawnmowers are Changing the Landscape

14 Jan , 2022  

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff, 1/14/22 Electrification – More than Heat Pumps and Automobiles News regarding the transition to electric end uses and the associated reliance on renewable energy typically focuses on automobiles and heat pumps. As the Zondits articles on electric backhoes illustrates, many additional opportunities exist for adopting the use of rechargeable electric equipment. […]

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Industrial Technology, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends, Motors & Drives

Electric Chainsaws Tearing Up the Market

13 Jan , 2022  

Mark D’Antonio, Zondits Staff, 1/13/22  Next up in the Zondits series on residential outdoor equipment is the chainsaw.  If you have had the experience of clearing debris from a bad storm, you know how indispensable a chainsaw can be. But conventional gas-powered chainsaws are notoriously loud and seriously polluting. Who can ignore that din of […]

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Industrial Technology

Colorado Jumpstarts Methane Leak Detection Industry

10 Dec , 2021  

Brian McCowan, Zondits staff Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that is receiving increased scrutiny from the Biden administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A Colorado State University laboratory is testing aerial drones, specialty cameras, real-time sensors and gas detection lasers for their ability to detect and locate methane leaks into the atmosphere. The following excerpt […]

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Industrial Technology, Law & Policy, Programs & Policy, Refrigeration

HFCs Banned in Certain Applications in NY Under New Policy

12 Oct , 2020  

ammonia21.com, 10/12/2020. New York (U.S.) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on September 23 during Climate Week NYC 2020 that new regulations have been finalized to significantly reduce the use of HFCs in the state in the absence of federal regulations of the climate-warming gases. The New York regulations, originally proposed in 2018, will adopt 2015 and 2016 rules […]

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Industrial Technology, Process

Register for Our Next Webinar on Indoor Agriculture and Energy Efficiency

11 Jun , 2020  

indoor agriculture The Cannabis Conservancy

In our next webinar, Nick Collins will share insights on opportunities for cannabis cultivation facilities and the energy dynamics of grow rooms.

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